Here you GO.. The DFX shows center of bend location. This is for a TJ.i have access to a large metal shop that has a radial bender. thought about the ole 6 " pipe to bend it around but i have to figure out the cad part and then find out where to start my bend.
I grabbed some 16 gauge last night, was about to walk into the shop to go make a stencil to do exactly this but on our shop beater truck a 2001 3500 cummins. Randomly skimming this thread eating a snack first and BOOM this.. I print it out on paper matches up 99%, ram door slops sooner on the bottom, so have my cad guy convert it to a format we can use in the vinyl plotter print out a sticker, first one was off a hair so adjusted it, printed sticker measured off the PDF for reference and perfect.This ZJ 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Door Patch Panel was made to match either drivers door or passenger front door. Just
flip the piece and counter sink the holes to match which side your
placing the door patch panel on (left side[drivers] or right
side[passenger]. I used 16 gauge sheet steel to have a shop plasma cut the panel. They edited the AutoCad DXF file format 2004 and removed the dimension lines, leaving only the drawing outline, the 3 holes 3/8 in diameter, which enlarged in size from the counter sink operation, and the 4 inside welding holes. Weld a small bead length on the 4 rounded corners, 1 short bead in the middle on the long flat side, 2 small beads near the cutout where the striker plate loop enters the door latch. Put a small tack weld in the 4 inside welding holes, if you need too.
You can use this Teigha convertor to make this DXF file created with
QCad for Windows version 2.0.5, compatible with your plasma cutter setup.
http://qcadbin-win.sourceforge.net/ Version 2.0.5 Qcad is available for the Mac and for Linux too. http://qcad.org/en/
or 3.4.2 version downloads http://www.ribbonsoft.com/en/qcad-downloads-trial
Fred L Finster [email protected] I grant creative commons use of this DXF file that I created on October 29, 2013. :rtft: I can have a patch panel plasma cut for you, too. :thumbsup: Enjoy the pictures.
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Helldorado, are you making it for multiple vehicles or just need one? I happen to have one I will never use nor a late style CJ. It's the same thickness as whatever stock is, I guess. Someone bought it as a aftermarket part and didn't use it, I got it in a trade or something, and will not need it (building a beefier crossmember and bumper combo). It's available for shipping and $15 (beer money).